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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Interview of Author Sapphire Phelan

Today it's my pleasure to present an interview of Sapphire Phelan.

Latest Book: The Witch And The Familiar
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Sapphire Phelan is an author of erotic and sweet paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction romance, along with a couple of erotic horror stories. She also writes as Pamela K. Kinney, for horror, fantasy, science fiction, and nonfiction ghost books. Her erotic urban fantasy, Being Familiar With a Witch won the 2010 Prism Award and was an EPIC Awards 2010 Finalist. The sequel to Being Familiar With a Witch, A Familiar Tangle With Hell was released June 2011 from Phaze Books. Both eBooks were combined into one print book, The Witch and the Familiar, released April 24, 2012

She lives in Virginia with her husband and two cats, Ripley and Bast. She admits she can always be found at her desk and on her computer, writing. And yes, the house and husband sometimes suffers for it!

For more information, check out her website:

Q: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
A: I am becoming attached to Fluffy, the demon who looks like a cute white bunny, but is not, not when he has fangs and eats meat, plus he’s a demon and collects souls, for goodness sakes! But he has become popular with readers.

Q: If one of your books became a movie, which celebrity would you like to star as one of your heroines? Tell us about your heroine.
A: I never thought of who could play say Tina Epson in The Witch and The Familiar novel/eBooks. I admit that I have never based my characters on actors and actresses or models like a lot of writers do. They may be a composite of many personalities, even my husband and me, but never someone. Tina was mortal once, a human being who was foretold in prophesy that she would become a witch to fight the coming apocalypse, but only if her demon Familiar, Charun, can convince her to make love with him to release her witchy powers. If she doesn’t, well, she will die (at least in the first book). In the second eBook, A Familiar Tangle With hell, there’s another apocalypse, thanks to Lucifer himself, as another prophesy foretells that if he gets her with his child, Lucifer’s son will lead the demon army to take earth and into Heaven, too. Of course, by this time she is a witch and immortal. And she loves her Familiar/lover, Charun, deeply.

Maybe Charlize Theron? I watched her last night in my Blu Ray of Snow White and The Huntsman. Maybe. . .

Q: If one of your books became a movie, which celebrity would you like to star as one of your heroes? Tell us about your hero.
A: Charun is Tina’s demon Familiar. He can shift into a human form, but is imposing and fearsome in his demonic one. And he loves Tina. Will even find a way to return to Hell to save her, since in the second book he can’t since he helped her stop the first apocalypse. I like a lot of actors, but really maybe someone new and not famous to fit my idea of him?

Q: What hobby do you enjoy when not writing?
A: Paranormal investigating. I do it with a couple of local groups and use it when I have written the four nonfiction ghost books I write under another name.

Q: What’s your strongest point as a writer?
A: That I write what I know what I like to read. As there are many books like other popular books, I do try to find something different enough as a plot point for each story.

Q: Facebook, MySpace, Blogs, Chats, or Twitter. Which do you like best and why?
A: Facebook, as I get to connect better with my readers and other writers.

Tell us where to find you: website(s), publisher’s page(s), blog(s), Facebook page(s), etc. List them all! (Under the Moon-I have short stories in the Forbidden Love anthologies published by them and a novella, Unwitting Sacrifice) (Mojocastle Press—I have a short paranormal romance story in anthology published by them: Just Another Paranormal Halloween

Mortal woman Tina discovers she is part of a prophesy that says she and Charun, her demon Familiar, must make love so she can become the witch she is fated to be. If she doesn't do it and stop the demon army bringing Armageddon to the Mortal Realm on Halloween, she won't stand a chance in Hell.

A year later, just when Tina and Charun thought it was all over and that their life would be normal—another prophesy pops up. If Lucifer snatches Tina and mates with her before the last chime before midnight of the new year and gets her pregnant with his son, that the real Armageddon would begin, spelling the end of life as they knew it. This time they get help from an archangel, Jacokb, but with demons, Lucifer, and a cute demon bunny with fangs out of a Monty Python nightmare, out to stop them and Heaven not lending a hand, will Tina this time lose the battle and become the mother of the Antichrist and the start of a new Hell on Earth?

A year later, Charun stood in front of the mirror on the wall and whispered a few words. The glass warped in and out, becoming something not unlike a television monitor. In it, he saw his witch working in the Cup of Tea and a Book bookstore, handing a bag of books over to a customer.

"She's gorgeous," he whispered.

He ached to reach his hand through the glass and finger the long, blonde strands of hair. He itched to stroke the skin of her face and see if it felt as soft as it looked. He took a few steps back, for if he didn't he would jam his head through the glass and kiss her on the lips. His cock expanded, growing longer and harder than ever before. Lust tore through him like a ravenous animal ready to devour its prey.

The time had come.

About time, too.

Taking spirit form and not looking back, Charun rose from the bowels of Hell to the mortal realm. He touched ground just down the street from Cup of Tea and a Book bookstore and became a handsome, naked man. His staff waved before him like a proud, hissing snake, spitting even as precum beaded at the slit. He shook his head. No, it was too soon for him to assume the man form. He frowned, thinking.

A cat!

He would become a cat. That would do—for now. Just not a horny tomcat, as the pain of his arousal washed over him. He dodged into a nearby alley and worked his organ, biting his lips when he came.

Withdrawing his hand from his flaccid penis and using the other to prop himself against the building, he spoke in demon, "Denoch er nomonaty."

A strange feeling slammed into him and he cried out as he dropped to his knees on the pavement. Thrusting out a hand against the ground so he wouldn't topple over, he began to metamorphose, growing smaller and smaller as he did. Black fur sprouted all over his body and head. His ears sharpened into points and shot up over his head, while his hands and feet became paws edged with sharp claws. Whiskers pinged out of his cheeks, and from his buttocks snaked a long tail. He hunched over and then fell over onto his ass. Within seconds, his metamorphose completed, he was a black cat. Resisting the peculiar urge to wash his face, Charun stretched and rose onto all four paws. He padded over to a puddle of rainwater to inspect the change.

He sat down and viewed his reflection. Not bad looking as far as cats went. Lifting a paw, he splashed his image. Then he trotted to the street and paused to sniff the air. He sneezed as the full force of odors hit him. A multitude of different things, from the smell of blasted sunshine to the grime of city life. The lack of moisture in the air revealed that it would not rain for days. The last time it had stormed was last week. He had arrived a day over.

He needed heavy rain to make his first appearance to his witch, as a reason for her to feel sorry for him and take him in. From what he remembered, she would not leave any animal drowning in a torrential downpour. But, from all the viewing he did of her growing up, he knew she wasn't an impulsive person, either. She loved animals, but felt that she couldn't afford one right now in her life. He might end up in an animal shelter. This kind of operation needed the right things in place.

Timing was important, too, even now. His witch's survival was the true equation here. If she died before he made her a witch, he knew the fate for Earth if the demons took over. There was the matter of his lust for her, too. Relieving it wouldn't be bad, either.

He cocked his head and twitched his ears. He was a demon with strong magic. Closing his eyes, he let his magic surround him with a shimmering golden light.

Lano'ste. Na la por lestano.

His fur stood on end, crackling. He widened his eyes as the magic burned within and outside with a violent heat close to atomic. It clenched his insides with an excruciating pain. He fell onto his side and barely noticed when it shot away from him, heading toward the blue skies. It dusted the few white clouds drifting along and they became obsidian and pregnant with rain. Still unsteady, he rolled onto his stomach and waited until the power quieted. Charun breathed in the rain's odor and gave a Cheshire cat grin. He rose to his paws and padded off as the sound of thunder vibrated in the air.

Fuck the weather forecasters and their predictions. With magic, he'd just turned their Doppler radar upside down.

Anything else you’d like to add?
No, except happy reading!


Sandy said...

Sapphire, you're a very strong writer. You drew me inside your scene, and I could even believe it.

We have two cats, both are female, one is dainty and the other is ornery. We had a black male cat once, but he died, and I could see him as your hero/familiar. Max strut around our house like he owned it and the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

Max sounded like quite a character, Sandy. I owned a male black cat once, Samhain, but he wasn't the inspiration for Charun in cat form. I think my current black tabby, a female, Bast, is more the cat who owns the world attitude. LOL

Janice Seagraves said...

My last black cat was named Ninja. I miss her.

Love the excerpt, it pulled me right in and I want to read more.


Nicole Morgan said...

Great interview, Sapphire! And I love your name, being that the little blue gem you're named after is my birthstone. :)

I've always been a Charlize Theron fan myself so I think she'd be a great choice! :-) Thanks for stopping by and sharing with us!!

Anonymous said...

Sapphire is actually my birthstone too, Nicole--hence why I chose it. Phelan also in Celtic means wolf. :-)

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